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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alfredito and His Orchestra; Tony Molina
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Performer: Alfredito and His Orchestra; Tony Molina Mambo; Vocal; and Trio. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Andy Russell; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa; Miller; Parish; de Llano
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Performer: Andy Russell; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa Writer: Miller; Parish; de Llano Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Andy Russell; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa; Gordon; Warren; de Llano
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Performer: Andy Russell; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa Writer: Gordon; Warren; de Llano Garbado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Consuela Vidal; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa; Luis Marquetti
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Performer: Consuela Vidal; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa Writer: Luis Marquetti Bolero; Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Consuelo Vidal; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa; M. A. Valladares; C. G. Barrera
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Performer: Consuelo Vidal; Orquesta Chucho Zarzosa Writer: M. A. Valladares; C. G. Barrera Bolero; Grabado en Mexico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
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Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Lola Beltran; Mariachi Guadalajara
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Performer: Lola Beltran; Mariachi Guadalajara Cancion Ranchera. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Lola Beltran y Hnos. Michael; Mariachi Guadalajara; Tomas Mendez Sosa
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Performer: Lola Beltran y Hnos. Michael; Mariachi Guadalajara Writer: Tomas Mendez Sosa Cancion Ranchera. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara; Jorge del Moral
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Performer: Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara Writer: Jorge del Moral Vocal; Pasodoble. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara; Luis Araque
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Performer: Los Chavales de Espana (The Kids from Spain); Pepe Lara Writer: Luis Araque Vocal; Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Machito and His Orch.; Rafael Seijo
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Performer: Machito and His Orch. Writer: Rafael Seijo Cha Cha Cha; Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Machito and His Orch.
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Performer: Machito and His Orch. Cha Cha Cha; Mambo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: TR-979...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Orq. America de Ninon Mondejar; Enrique Jorrin
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Performer: Orq. America de Ninon Mondejar Writer: Enrique Jorrin Zam.chachacha. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
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Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Orq. America de Ninor Mondejar; Rosendo Ruiz Jr.
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Performer: Orq. America de Ninor Mondejar Writer: Rosendo Ruiz Jr. Rit. Chachacha. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xavier Cugat & his Orch.; Prado
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Performer: Xavier Cugat & his Orch. Writer: Prado Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: RHCO...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xavier Cugat & his Orch.; Juan Manuel; Rizo; K. Morgan
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Performer: Xavier Cugat & his Orch.; Juan Manuel Writer: Rizo; K. Morgan Vocal. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xiomara Alfaro; Orq. de Ernesto Duarte; Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Orq. de Ernesto Duarte Writer: Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes Cancion; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xiomara Alfaro; Orq. de Ernesto Duarte; Ramon Cabrera
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Orq. de Ernesto Duarte Writer: Ramon Cabrera Son-Montuno; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Banda. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: C 3577 Catalog number: V 6000 Other IDs from the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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Banda y Coros. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: C 3575-2 Catalog number: V 6000
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78